80 FR 76949 - 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of the Secretary

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 238 (December 11, 2015)

Page Range76949-76951
FR Document2015-31245

The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-77]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to 
fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 
July 21, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah A. Ragan or Heather N. Harwell, 
DSCA/LMO, (703) 604-1546/(703) 607-5339.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 15-77 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 8, 2015.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 15-77
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Republic of Korea
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................   $ 100 million
Other...................................................    $ 10 million
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  TOTAL.................................................   $ 110 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:

Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Nineteen (19) UGM-84L Harpoon Block II All-Up-Round Missiles
Thirteen (13) Block II upgrade kits

    Also included are containers; Guidance Control Units (GCU) spares; 
recertification and reconfiguration support; spare and repair parts; 
tools and tool sets; support equipment; personnel training and training 
equipment; publication and technical data; U.S. Government and 
contractor engineering and logistical support services; and other 
related elements of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (ALQ)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case AKV--$75M--01 Nov 12
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or 
Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 17 NOV 2015
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

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POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Republic of Korea--UGM-84L Block II Harpoon Missiles

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested a possible sale of:

Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Nineteen (19) UGM-84L Harpoon Block II All-Up-Round Missiles
Thirteen (13) Block II upgrade kits

    Also included are containers; Guidance Control Units (GCU) spares; 
recertification and reconfiguration support; spare and repair parts; 
tools and tool sets; support equipment; personnel training and training 
equipment; publication and technical data; U.S. Government and 
contractor engineering and logistical support services; and other 
related elements of logistics support. The estimated value of MDE is 
$100 million. The total estimated value is $110 million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security objectives of the United States by meeting the 
legitimate security and defense needs of an ally and partner nation. 
The ROK is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia 
and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in 
ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to the U.S. 
interest to assist our South Korean ally in developing and maintaining 
a strong and ready self-defense capability.
    The ROK intends to use the Harpoon Block II missiles to supplement 
its existing Harpoon missile capability. The acquisition of the Harpoon 
Block II missiles and support will supplement current weapon 
inventories and bring the ROK Navy's Anti-Surface Warfare performance 
up to existing regional baselines. The proposed sale will provide a 
defensive capability while enhancing interoperability with the United 
States and other allied forces. Sub-launched Harpoon missiles have been 
used by the ROK since the 1990s. The ROK will have no difficulty 
absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be the Boeing Company in St. Louis, 
Missouri. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposal sale will not require any 
additional U.S. government or U.S. contractor personnel in Korea. 
However, U.S. Government or contractor personnel in-country visits will 
be required on a temporary basis in conjunction with program technical 
oversight and support requirements.
    There will be no adverse impact on United States defense readiness 
as a result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 15-77
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act
Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The UGM-84L Block II Harpoon missile is a submarine launched 
Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) missile that provides naval forces with a 
capability to engage targets in both the ``blue water'' regions and the 
littorals of the world. The Harpoon Block II missile, including 
publications, documentation, operations, supply, maintenance, and 
training to be conveyed with this proposed sale have the highest 
classification level of SECRET. The Harpoon Block II missile components 
being conveyed by the proposed sale that are considered sensitive and 
are classified include:
    a. The Radar seeker
    b. The GPS/INS System
    c. Operational Flight Program (OFP) Software
    d. Missile operational characteristics and performance data
    2. These elements are essential to the ability of the Harpoon Block 
II missile to selectively engage hostile targets under a wide range of 
operational, tactical and environmental conditions.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.
    4. A determination has been made that the recipient country can 
provide the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology 
being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in 
furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives 
outlined in the Policy Justification.
    5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the Republic of Korea.
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ContactSarah A. Ragan or Heather N. Harwell, DSCA/LMO, (703) 604-1546/(703) 607-5339.
FR Citation80 FR 76949 

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